Policy Development and Impl. of Interventions to control antimicrobial resistance
Participants will acquire in-depth knowledge about how to set priorities and develop evidence-based, context-specific and cost-effective solutions to mitigate antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans, livestock and the environment in LMICs. Participants will acquire knowledge about the drivers and transmission of antimicrobial use and resistance in a One Health approach, how to develop and evaluate national action plans (NAPs) and the importance of policy, economic and behavioural aspects when defining and implementing effective solutions to tackle AMR
The course will be a mix of lectures, group work across countries under supervision from teachers and external contributors from e.g. public institutions, industry bodies etc. A range of international experts will provide lectures and be engaged online.
The course will include case group work to present and discuss country-specific and global AMU and AMR challenges and their solutions across the different sectors, e.g. within areas like surveillance programs, primary livestock production, hospitals-local communities, antimicrobial provision/sale, evidence-based policy making, economical aspects of AMR, etc. Exposure visits will be arranged to hospitals, livestock production facilities, including discussions with farm veterinarians, government authorities, e.g. the DFVA, the Danish National Board of Health, and the ICARS.
The course targets professionals with background and interest in antimicrobial resistance within the human health, livestock and environment sectors (One Health). This includes people engaged in knowledge/research institutions, public government/non-government institutions and private companies, e.g. those with working experience within policy development or implementation of interventions and policies. Participant’s must as a minimum have a bachelor degree in a relevant field and must have a good command of English.